Traditional Karate athletes who wish to compete in national and world level events begin in local tournaments, and progress to regional and national tournaments held by USA Karate and the AAU.
On April 14th, 1996, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Board of Directors upon the recommendation submitted by the USOC Membership and Credentials Committee voted to sanction the newly formed USA National Karate-do Federation (USA-NKF) as a member. As the National Governing Body for the sport of Karate in the United States, the USA-NKF (USA Karate) responsibilities include representing the United States within the designated International Federation (I.F.) under the auspices of the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.).
Some of the competitive opportunities through the USA-NKF (USA Karate) include:
Northern California Karate Federation (NCKF)
Ramtown Karate is a charter member of the NCKF, an organization promotiong the best traditional sport karate in Northern California. NCKF dojos host tournaments, seminars, and special training sessions to give karate athletes in our area the best opportunity to compete at the highest levels of sport karate in the world. The NCKF is a leader in training judges and coaches, elevating professionalism, safety, and fairness for karate athletes in Northern California.
Ramtown Karate Sport Karate Team
Ramtown Karate's Sport Karate Team competes at all levels including the USA Open, Jr. Olympics, and the USA Karate Nationals and Team Trials. The Ramtown Team has had tremendous success in USA Karate national competitions since 2009, our teams have returned with medals in every national level tournament we have attended.
Ramtown Karate hosted the USA Karate Nationals Qualifier tournament in Dixon in March 2010, 2011, and 2012, and hosts the Ryukyukan Karate Kobudo Tournament in Dixon each year during the first weeks of November.